Some of the topics covered in this unit include how to identify:
Antisocial personality disorder: Not caring about others to the point of being aggressive and violent, or violating other people’s rights.
Avoidant personality disorder: Being hypersensitive to criticism or rejection, and experiencing extreme shyness.
Borderline personality disorder: Being extremely impulsive, taking huge risks, experiencing significant distress, having an explosive temper and having unstable moods.
Narcissistic personality disorder: Believing that you’re better than everyone.
Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder: Being extremely controlling, preoccupied with perfection, rules and orderliness, and unable to let broken/old stuff be thrown away.
Schizotypal personality disorder: Not really caring about other people and having unusual thoughts such as “magical thinking” – that is, believing you can influence people and events through your thoughts.
As a practitioner, it is helpful to identify these as you offer therapy as often the disorder can impact on the outcome of treatments which could lead to dependency or negative feedback.
Student contact requirements 1-1.5 hours self paced learning package.